Programme Manager – Mozambique
Years of experience:
20 Dec 2019
Since 2009 Cesvi works in Sofala Province supporting rural development and strengthening agricultural systems involving local farmer’s associations, implementing projects funded by the EU and by the Italian Cooperation.
In order to respond to the cyclone IDAI emergency, Cesvi is scaling up its activities, in collaboration with the Alliance2015 consortium partners Concern and Welthungerhilfe, which are now operating under Cesvi flag in Beira and Nhamatanda.
Following joint assessments, Cesvi, Concern and Welthungerhilfe have distributed Shelter/NFI/Wash Kits along with Seeds/tools and a seed protection ration to approx. 8,500 HH in Nhamatanda district, funded respectively by Concern, Welthungerhilfe, IOM, UNICEF, FAO and WFP.
Currently the consortium is implementing an ECHO/Irish Aid/Alliance2015 transition and early recovery programme covering WASH and emergency shelter. Food Security and livelihood activities are undergoing funding with own funds of the consortium and Valencia Municipality. Furthermore, Cesvi is expected to apply for additional funds or call for proposals, in accordance with the country strategy.
The commitment so far is expected to last until the end of February 2020.
The collaboration will start in January 2020.
The Programme Manager will report to Cesvi’s Head of Mission.
The Programme Manager will line manage: sectorial experts such as Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator, WASH Coordinator & MEAL officer.
The Programme Manager (PM) will:
- S/he will oversee the implementation of humanitarian response and recovery programmes in vulnerable communities affected by cyclone Idai and lead the Cesvi A2015 programme team
- S/he will be responsible for the overall project cycle management (PCM): context analysis, assessments, problem analysis, project design, logical framework, proposals, planning, implementation, monitoring, including PDM’s, and evaluation;
- S/he will assure the inclusion of all the support departments (logistics, finance, administration, HR) in project implementation
- S/he will ensure that programme activities and proposal development plans are coordinated between sectors and align with Cesvi country strategy plan;
- S/he will supervise and manage the sectoral technical experts responsible for the implementation of activities in their specific sector;
- S/he will assure, together with the Head of Mission, adherence to the minimum Sphere standards, Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and humanitarian principles and train the team accordingly;
- S/he will assure the integration of CRM, PSEA, mainstreaming, protection and DRR components in coordination with Cesvi/A2015 technical units;
- S/he will assure the programme activities are in line with the Emergency Response Strategic and Activity Plan;
- S/he Representation of Cesvi/Alliance2015 in relevant coordination structures and other meetings will be in place and on the ground.
- S/he will establish contacts in Nhamatanda with all relevant national and international actors to avoid overlaps and gaps in the response;
- S/he will establish contacts with potential partners and assess local partner capacities for a joint response if relevant for new funding opportunities;
- S/he will actively finalize the joint emergency preparedness response plan, in coordination with Alliance partners.
- S/he will collect information on humanitarian needs as well as current and planned response actions (and resulting gaps)
- Review available assessments and response plans (OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, other NGOs or UN agencies)
- S/he will identify new donors and design new funding proposals
- S/he will manage the implementation of approved proposals;
- S/he will act as budget holder of the programme budget lines during the deployment and hold signature power as per Cesvi guidelines;
- S/he will manage the programme team on the ground. If required, the Programme Manager will manage the recruitment and employment of programme staff;
- S/he will represent Cesvi/Alliance2015 in relevant coordination structures and other meetings will be in place and on the ground.
- University and/or Master degree in International development, International Relations and/or Political Science
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in management of overseas projects/program in the INGOs sector
- Good knowledge of main donors’ rules and procedures (UE, ECHO, WFP, AICS – Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development)
- Understanding of development issues and organizational goals
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Flexible and with a positive attitude
- Proactive attitude in problem solving
- Knowledge of Portuguese written and spoken
- Knowledge of English written and spoken
- Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Programs such as Word and Excel as well accounting packages & other database competencies
- Prior working experience in a post-emergency setting
- Prior working experience in Mozambique
- Capacity building and training skills
- Knowledge of Italian written and spoken
Cesvi has a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, representatives or partners.
Cesvi commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process, which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.
Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.